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Students at Vanderbilt leave fraternities and
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 8/1/2020 9:59:55 AM

More than two months after George Floyd's death sparked nationwide protests, unexpected consequences have arisen at some leading universities: Students are leaving their fraternities and sororities over what they perceive as a lack of sensitivity on issues of race, sexism, classism, homophobia and other issues of discrimination or inequality. Since June, about 200 sorority and fraternity members at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, have left their organizations, said Daniel Wrocherinsky, a rising junior at the school who recently quit the fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon. Other students cited the same number in a recent presentation they created on reasons for abolishing

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How does a frat house even begin to address 'perceptions of insensitivity? Students complained there was a lack of chat on George Floyd and BLM. They need to watch Animal House and chill out a bit.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Southron 8/1/2020 10:06:44 AM (No. 496584)
Is this trend also affecting black fraternities and sororities?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: valinva 8/1/2020 10:08:34 AM (No. 496585)
I want my fraternity sisters to be angry at the same things I'm angry about!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 8/1/2020 10:15:32 AM (No. 496592)
Nothing's over until we say it's over! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 8/1/2020 10:24:50 AM (No. 496607)
If you don't like what is going on in your fraternity/sorority, it's your right to resign, but don't condemn others who aren't as woke as you. You and your fellow travelers are free to form your own club with your own rules and select whomever you want to join. Not everyone feels the way you do and don't want to be bothered hearing you complain. They have their own problems and don't need to hear your whining. New fraternities have been started by students who wanted to follow their own path so the way is open to you woke students who want to be with your own kind.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DARling 8/1/2020 10:29:19 AM (No. 496613)
I enjoyed the social life involved with sorority membership. We also did local volunteer work. Every organization has a few idiots but I never expected members to read my thoughts and cater to my personal whims. I honestly thought that I'd open this article and read that all fraternities and sororities must be banned because Nathan Bedford Forrest was found to have participated in a panty raid in the 1840s.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: poster 8/1/2020 10:36:48 AM (No. 496619)
Good. Be done with the flakes.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 8/1/2020 10:37:10 AM (No. 496620)
There are over 2,000 sorority and fraternity members at Vanderbilt. They probably lost the 200 or so that were always bitching and moaning about something and were happy they left.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 8/1/2020 10:37:54 AM (No. 496622)
Sorry for the second post, but I'll bet it was mostly women quitting sororities, not men quitting frats.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: maryann4629 8/1/2020 10:39:43 AM (No. 496626)
"It's all about me and the things I care about."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 8/1/2020 10:48:54 AM (No. 496636)
Hazymac, are you out there?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles 8/1/2020 11:03:29 AM (No. 496656)
These kids definitely need some refresher courses on several concepts. One is freedom of association. These groups can have anyone they want to have as members. It should be nobody else's business who they select. But that doesn't mean the kids have to accept the invitation to join said Frat or Sorority house does it? #1 asks a great question. Same thing with Oscars and BET awards. When is BET going to admit whites for consideration? See kiddies, lots of stuff going around.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 8/1/2020 11:03:56 AM (No. 496657)
...a rising junior at the school... That's a new one. Please explain, James.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: LadyHen 8/1/2020 11:05:02 AM (No. 496661)
As one who has some knowledge concerning Vanderbilt University's campus culture, Obi Wan's line from Star Wars comes to mind, "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." Vanderbilt and it's campus has been a very expensive WHITE LIBERAL indoctrination camp for decades. It is $70k PER year. Yes $70,000.00. PC Culture has been the driving force for everything here since at least the 90's. It's hospital culture is not much better. They champion child and adolescent transgender nonsense and gleefully support children mutilating and permanently damaging their bodies. We "fired" all our Vanderbilt doctors. The culture is toxic.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Peaches 8/1/2020 11:06:50 AM (No. 496664)
Did they issue their statements before or after beer pong?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Penny Spencer 8/1/2020 11:31:45 AM (No. 496693)
Since when did Greek life become inclusive? I thought the whole point was to be in a group of people who are just like you are and exclude those who aren't. (Admittedly, I had sort of soured on sorority life by the time I was a junior. It just seemed a bit silly.)
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Troutgreen 8/1/2020 11:58:58 AM (No. 496731)
Hard to think of anything more racist or segregationist than a black Greek sorority or fraternity.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: udanja99 8/1/2020 12:48:13 PM (No. 496773)
Oh, you mean that university which was named for a guy who owned numerous plantations? Those snowflakes should be ashamed that they even thought to apply to such a racist organization let alone attend one. Shut the place down and turn it into Section 8 housing. It’s the only woke thing to do.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TexaTucky 8/1/2020 1:31:50 PM (No. 496813)
As an '84 Vandy grad, I well remember the ubiquitous Greek life on campus. But my own experience as a geeky non-belonger back then inspires a small twinge of schadenfreude that their special little system based on exclusivity may be falling apart. It seems ironic, though, that a frat guy would be surprised that the exclusive social club he couldn't wait to join is unwilling to let in everybody and convert to a political organization.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/1/2020 1:33:42 PM (No. 496816)
Well there goes a bunch of expensive real estate in the West End-Vanderbilt area! The way I see it, if your daddy can afford to buy you a room at Vanderbilt University, you owe it to him to at least go to class and learn something and keep your big fat woke mouth shut. Better still, do away with ALL undergraduate classes and focus on post-graduate and doctoral curricula.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 8/1/2020 1:44:38 PM (No. 496826)
Ignore this propaganda It’s nbf’in c!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: mifla 8/2/2020 4:21:49 AM (No. 497214)
They would be better served leaving Vanderbilt altogether.
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